2004 Acura TL User Reviews

2004 Acura TL Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fwd" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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2004 Acura TL 6-Spd MT Review
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4

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Great appearance, family car, very well maintained, requires low maintenance, defines reliability

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Does not have a rear view camera for large sedan

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Always Reliable No Matter What The Weather And Road Conditions — Love the car for all its reliability and luxurious comfort. It provides a smooth ride that comes with owning an Acura. The V6 engine and provides the power while optimizing fuel efficiency. This car will be any owners pride for years to come.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Exzel writes:
2004 Acura TL 5-Spd AT Review
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Great power for a sedan! Very impressed with gas mileage. It handles really well in the snow.

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Leather wears out really fast. Little bit of torque steer but that's expected with so much power going to the front wheels. Little but of torque steer but handles well.

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Very Satisfied. — Went to buy a Honda Accord and saw this next to it on the lot. Instantly fell in love with the style and design of the car. Great gas mileage with plenty of power for the average consumer. Honda like reliability with sports car like handling.

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Luxury, Speed, Maintenance, Gas Milage,

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FWD

dantelopez2
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My First Car — I like the speed. Nothing like Acura 4th gear. The sport shift is good for its year. This was one of Acura last great cars. The 2004 Acura TL styling really caught the eye of many people when it went on sale.

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comfortable, reliable, good sound system, awesome aesthetics

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poor fuel economy

pensacolasunshine
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Loved This Car! — i loved my acura tl. it was super reliable, very comfortable, and i loved taking it on long roadtrips. it had an awesome sound system in it. the only downside to this car was the fuel economy. freeway trips weren't so bad as i averaged 28mpg, but city driving gave me about 16mpg. overall though, awesome car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mhrobson writes:
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4

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Almost everything.

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2004 suffered from a dashboard defect where they cracked after several years. 2003 and before and the 2005 and later did not have this problem. Also, the door handle moldings tend to fall off. I don't know why Acura cannot design a good molding, but can engineer an incredible car. Fortunately, they're only $10, but they only last a year or so before they fall off.

mhrobson
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Awesome! — I love my car. It has been with me for 150,000 miles and I have had virtually no problems. Not one major repair to date, just regular maintenance. My headlights have both died, but I actually enjoyed replacing the old HIDs with the new ones! I know that isn't for everyone. By the way, the OEM headlights lasted waaaaaaay longer than they were supposed to. In short, great car!

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I Like My Acura — This car sounds great, looks good, and handles really well for a car just under $40k. The heated seats, nav system, and voice command offer the luxurious feel while the V6 will get you to around 155 mph.

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rpmllc111 writes:
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Awesome value. Great ride and handling. Good power and acceleration, Good gas mileage.

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No audio aux imput.

rpmllc111
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Great Vehicle — This was a great car. The engine was smooth and powerful, but gave great gas mileage. The TL boasts classic styling which never dated and still turned heads when i drove it. The cabin was roomy and quiet. The manufacturing roots, Honda, explains the awesome reliability and value, Overall all we loved the car!

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Carolkay writes:
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Very fun car to drive.  Very reliable.  Looks amazing

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Does not handle slick roads well.  (May be due to the tires that were sold to me-the place was a rip off)

Carolkay
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Love It — I absolutely love driving the Acura TL! Handles corner amazingly. I love that feeling you get when you walk out of the grocery store and you're like "Yep, that's my Acura TL!" For a 2004 to have all the bells and whistles that cars are just now coming out with- I find that amazing! I have a '09 Acura RL and I will so miss my '04 TL, it has a lot more pick up and go than the RL.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scottpfeiffer writes:
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I am an audio professional and I bought this car used for the Eliot Scheiner-designed dvd-a player.  I kept the car past 100,000 miles because of how it drives.

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Racing brakes and tires are expensive to fix.

Scottpfeiffer
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Much More Fun Than Four Doors Have A Right To Be. — This Acura TL has much more refined handling and raw acceleration than any of it's more recent models. While it is more practical than the sleeker models, it passes as a car for an adult, but still can come out to play.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mmeek writes:
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Nice exterior/interior!  Good power and economy.

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Rather pricey!

mmeek
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One Fine Automobile!! — We were out one day scouting automobiles for my wife when I spotted the Acura TL. I loved this car the first moment I layed eyes on it. It was nicely redesigned for 2003 and it looks great! After I put my eyes back in my head, I entered the driver's seat. We took it for a spin and it handled like a nice sedan on steroids. This car has nice power and descent handling, but was whisper quiet and smooth as silk. The V6 power is more than adequate for my requirements and the mileage was good to. The interior was plush and refined with wooden (synthetic) panels flowing throughout the car. The soft leather was a nice addition and made the ride that much more comfortable. All of the dash and accessory knobs felt solid - not flimsy or hollow. We've had it for almost 2 years now and have not had one problem. It's been a great car and a joy to drive. I would recommend an Acura to anyone.

Owner for 2 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,500

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I Had It For ~10years By freya34

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1997 Acura TL Reviews

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1998 Acura TL Reviews

Best Car For The Year By benzboi32

I love that it is paid for, easy to maintain, drives great for a 15 year old car, handles awesome in wet weather at any speed, dependable, fast, and sporty. I hate that the tranny is only a 4-speed, c... Read More

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I've owned mine for 2 years now and it's been great to me. Only normal required maintenance so far. Read More

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1999 Acura TL Reviews

If You're A Car Keeper, The Acura Tl Is A Huge Value! By Osagirl

I bought this car new in 1999 and it has over 200,000 miles on it now. Last year I bought a new 2012 TL - that's how much I loved the TL - and still kept the old one as our spare. I drive a lot for wo... Read More

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2000 Acura TL Reviews

Great Power And Looks And Its A Family Car To. By carlover187

I love my dad's TL, I'm really gonna miss it when it's gone and it's my favorite 4-door car of all time. My favorite thing about this car is the sound. The low RPM growls are just amazing and when vte... Read More

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I liked how the car drove like a Cadillac and was smooth with pretty good pick up from 0-60 and in lengthy drives the car was nice in the higher speeds and also was good on gas mileage on the highway.... Read More

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